The Desert Cowboys

Škoda Spain

Issue 44 | September 2017


Many of the most iconic spaghetti westerns were filmed in Spain's Tabernas Desert in Almería.

But when the film crews ceased to return, the villages of the region began to suffer from a lack of job opportunities, poor commercial links and a dwindling of public services.

This had huge demographic implications for the area. The number of people living there halved, leading to an ageing population and making isolation potentially a very real problem.

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